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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • How do you pronounce Isaias, anyway?

    How do you pronounce Isaias, anyway?
    If a hurricane is headed your way, you better pronounce its name right. To that end, the National Hurricane Center offers a storm name pronunciation guide on its web site, nhc.noaa.gov. Some are a bit tricky, such as Cristobal (krees-TOH-bahl) and...
  • Tour promotes hurricane awareness

    Tour promotes hurricane awareness
    Top hurricane forecasters launched a five-city tour Monday, riding in a WP-3 Orion turboprop. Their mission: urge Gulf Coast residents to brace for the upcoming storm season. "The United States was spared from a hurricane last year, but that does not...
  • Hurricane facts: Florida hit more often in even years

    Hurricane facts: Florida hit more often in even years
    Florida has been clobbered by hurricanes more often in even years than odd; not such great news since this is 2014. The state also has a tendency to be hit after long periods of tropical peace, and our last strike was eight years ago. The National...
  • How to navigate hurricane center's site

    If you want tropical information straight from the source, visit the National Hurricane Center's web site, nhc.noaa.gov. While it's fairly easy to navigate, here are some pointers. Start by checking the main blue map, which provides an overview of all...
  • Websites, apps help you track and prepare

    When a storm appears on the horizon, people try to get as much information as possible. Here are websites and apps to help you track storms and learn more about preparations. Forecasts: National Hurricane Center, nhc.noaa.gov – This is your first...
  • Hurricane center director says too many people unprepared

    Hurricane center director says too many people unprepared
    With the 2014 Atlantic storm season starting Sunday, potentially thousands of Floridians are unprepared to deal with a powerful storm, and Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, fears they could be in for a bad surprise. He notes that...
  • Storms from 1,000 miles away can damage us

    Storms from 1,000 miles away can damage us
    It was a mushy tropical wave near Central Florida — yet it unleashed a torrent of rain that flooded streets from Miami to Jupiter on Tuesday. Whether a weak wave or a powerful hurricane, tropical systems can pound coastal areas even if they're 1,...
  • Hurricane center: Twitter beats Facebook

    Hurricane center: Twitter beats Facebook
    Seeking timely tropical updates from social media? Twitter is a better bet than Facebook, the National Hurricane Center says. That's because of Facebook's policy of filtering news stories that don't fit its format. The result: only 16 percent of the...
  • 'Invests' are part of hurricane jargon

    'Invests' are part of hurricane jargon
    Thanks in part to social media, many people these days take words like "failure" or "invitation" and cut them down to size for phrases like "epic fail" or "where's my invite?" Well, Twitter fans and texters, the National Hurricane Center was all over...
  • The heart of the hurricane season is here

    The heart of the hurricane season is here
    The mean season has arrived. During the 10-week stretch from mid-August through October, the most powerful storms tend to form in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. It's also when South Florida is most likely to be struck. "Almost all South...
  • Tropical depression forecast to intensify, bears watching

    It had been a mushy batch of stormy weather in the Atlantic for days, not generating much concern. Now, it's time to pay closer attention. That's because a newly formed tropical depression is forecast to intensify into a Category 1 hurricane and draw...